Gainsight CS vs. Quadient Inspire

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Gainsight CS
Score 8.3 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Gainsight’s customer-centric technology aims to drive the future of customer success. The company’s Customer Cloud offers a set of solutions focused on customer success, product experience, revenue optimization, customer experience, and customer data, that together are designed to enable businesses to put the customer at the center of everything they do. The vendor states that companies that use Gainsight grow net retention by up to 33 percent. Learn how leading companies like Okta, SAP Concur,…
$2,500
Per Company Per Month
Quadient Inspire
Score 9.3 out of 10
N/A
Quadient Inspire offers a customer experience management portfolio that provides human-centric communication solutions that span the entire customer lifecycle, to help organizations to create meaningful connections with their customers, wherever, whenever they prefer.N/A
Pricing
Gainsight CSQuadient Inspire
Editions & Modules
Subscription
$2,500
Per Company Per Month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Gainsight CSQuadient Inspire
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredOptional
Additional DetailsThe solution is highly modular. Pricing may differ a lot depending on usage and configuration.
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Community Pulse
Gainsight CSQuadient Inspire
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Gainsight CSQuadient Inspire
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Gainsight CS
7.1
165 Ratings
21% below category average
Quadient Inspire
-
Ratings
Role-based user permissions7.1165 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
Gainsight CS
7.6
207 Ratings
12% below category average
Quadient Inspire
-
Ratings
API6.8123 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with Salesforce.com7.9206 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with Marketo7.749 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with Eloqua8.219 Ratings00 Ratings
Customer Data Extraction / Integration
Comparison of Customer Data Extraction / Integration features of Product A and Product B
Gainsight CS
6.8
207 Ratings
25% below category average
Quadient Inspire
-
Ratings
Product usage8.5196 Ratings00 Ratings
Help desk / support tickets5.1166 Ratings00 Ratings
Customer Success Management
Comparison of Customer Success Management features of Product A and Product B
Gainsight CS
6.3
219 Ratings
28% below category average
Quadient Inspire
-
Ratings
NPS surveys7.9171 Ratings00 Ratings
Sponsor tracking4.9162 Ratings00 Ratings
Customer profiles6.2196 Ratings00 Ratings
Automated workflow7.8210 Ratings00 Ratings
Internal collaboration5.1197 Ratings00 Ratings
Customer health scoring6.9212 Ratings00 Ratings
Customer segmentation5.2179 Ratings00 Ratings
CSM Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of CSM Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Gainsight CS
7.0
217 Ratings
16% below category average
Quadient Inspire
-
Ratings
Customer health trends6.9199 Ratings00 Ratings
Engagement analytics7.1176 Ratings00 Ratings
Revenue forecasting7.3108 Ratings00 Ratings
Dashboards6.7214 Ratings00 Ratings
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Score 9.5 out of 10
CustomerSuccessBox
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Score 9.5 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 8.8 out of 10
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User Ratings
Gainsight CSQuadient Inspire
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(224 ratings)
9.8
(34 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
6.8
(14 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Usability
8.2
(24 ratings)
8.7
(18 ratings)
Availability
8.2
(1 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Performance
6.4
(1 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(134 ratings)
7.9
(21 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
5.5
(2 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
6.3
(6 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Configurability
6.4
(1 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
8.3
(5 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
1.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
7.3
(1 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
8.9
(5 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
6.4
(1 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Gainsight CSQuadient Inspire
Likelihood to Recommend
Gainsight
Gainsight CS is well suited for SaaS and Managed Services companies looking to have a centralized log of all their customer interactions and analysis of those customers' health so that CS and AM teams can be the best champions for their customers and interactions are not happening in silos. The new AI functionality being rolled out will have a massive impact on CSM's ability to manage time and add value.
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Quadient
Quadient Inspire is well suited to complex processes and requests. It is very well designed software which includes numerous plug in options for ease of use with other software. They have built in security functions to protect intellectual property and prohibit unauthorized changes. This software is great for people who need control and large feature sets or work with quantities in the millions. Of course, it also works fine on smaller projects. Where it would be overkill is for environments which only need simple variable pieces. Just setting up an address block? If this is your regular job, this software is excessive
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Pros
Gainsight
  • Gainsight's Data Designer is a powerful tool that allows you to create new tables/data sets from different sources (Create a new table by merging Snowflake, SFDC and Gainsight data that you can use for reporting or be the engine of calls to actions)
  • The health score is great! with good data and the right workflows in place, you can easily create automated health scores by your desired segmentation
  • Journey Orchestrator is the best 1:M outreach tool I have seen from any CSP. Very flexible and comprehensive. Can also support surveys! JO can be used for all segments, not just your digital segments!
  • Gmail/Outlook integration - Our CSMs love that you can send an email and attach it to the gainsight account. You can also create a meeting note in Gainsight and email it to your customers!
  • Calls to Action/Playbooks are very customizable, interoperable with SFDC and a great way for CSMs to keep on top of their work and also a great tool for reporting outcomes and CSMs work throughout the year
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Quadient
  • Highly flexible data ingestion
  • Clear and powerful workflow design that makes support easy to understand as teams evolve
  • Great internal debugging tool that simplifies and accelerates the development cycle
  • Powerful scripting structure available at nearly every aspect of data management, composition, and finishing allowing for specialized requirements not available in the standard toolset to be met
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Cons
Gainsight
  • Would love to see a Gainsight OPs/Admin checklist that guides CS Ops team through specific pieces of information needed to execute specific playbooks (best practices)
  • When creating reports, sometimes it's difficult to find the correct variable that you are looking for as it's nested under various categories
  • Would love ability to "heatmap" specific individual customer engagement based on CSM inputted customer contacts at meetings
  • Would love to see more analysis on engagements - how often, how frequent - built into the product
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Quadient
  • Within CJM: Not easy to share maps with a large group of people, still needs to be done on an individual basis which is time-consuming.
  • Not able to unload all file types into maps. It would be great to have video.
  • There are a lot of third-party suppliers that make up the full services in Inspire. This limits the development that Quadient can do to.
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Likelihood to Renew
Gainsight
Gainsight offers a level of support that I've not experience before. They will work with you to come up with a solution to a problem - or help match you with another client that has a similar setup as you to get their feedback. Also the functionality that we have built within the software works for us. It's 'easy' to use (once you get the hang of it) and our users rather enjoy working in the software.
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Quadient
We are using Quadient Inspire products since last 5 years. And we are able to achieve everything with respect to the customer's needs and desired output. Quadient is adding new very important features every day that make document structure very easy for developers and end users. We would like to stick with Quadient for a long time.
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Usability
Gainsight
I give it this score based on the implementation at my current employer. I don't know if it could be higher based on if the implementation went better, or if there is something on the vendor side that could help. If this were asked at my previous employer, I would have given it a score of 9 or 10.
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Quadient
There are parts of the product that are extremely easy to use, but it can be hard to build it up to get to that point. I'm a power user and I know I've only barely scratched the surface, but the transactional users barely have to lift a finger to get their letters out. There's a lot more that can be done if I had the time and resources to devote to improving our letters more and there are times when the interface is in my way as to meeting those goals, but by and large, it's a swift and easy to use program.
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Reliability and Availability
Gainsight
No answers on this topic
Quadient
I am giving this rating because Quadient products are highly available. Most of the time all Quadient products are available. In some cases Quadient always follows the planned schedule and maintenance. They always inform all the partners and clients a day or two in advance so that the clients can work accordingly.
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Performance
Gainsight
There are some times when it can take almost a minute to load some of our reports or the rules engine. Within a rule it can also take time to load the actions as they each load one at a time when scrolling. The ability to scroll without waiting would be ideal
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Quadient
I want you to rate the performance of the Quadient Inspire 9 out of 10. Because every time we work with Quadient products I never feel any sluggishness and any performance issue. Along with this, one thing that we all should understand is that the performance of any application also depends on the computer hardware. So along with the software application, your hardware should also meet the minimum requirements.
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Support Rating
Gainsight
The CSMs are very hands-on and helpful, both Elaine and Lane have provided a lot of guidance and value over the years. Support is responsive and will jump on things as needed. The thought leadership and community is probably the most valuable part of our support from Gainsight.
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Quadient
Overall Quadient team is very responsive and willing to come to the table and provide valuable information and resolution for problems. What tier of support you have would defiantly impact the experience you have. Had some challenges with a few members of the support team , but when brought up with the vendor it was quickly resolved
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In-Person Training
Gainsight
No answers on this topic
Quadient
I had a couple of weeks of training back in 2005 on the Quadient premises in Hradec Kralowe. The instructor was just great! Besides showing as normal functionalities, he went so far to solve our concrete challenges. He actually encouraged me to become a "real" programmer. I have written my first lines of code in Inspire (GMC PrintNetT) and never looked back.
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Online Training
Gainsight
The online videos are very good for basic tasks in the platform, but it isn't very descriptive or helpful trying to make your own specific variables fit the simple example that is typically used. Typically, I'll watch a video, try on my own and still have to get help from support or Customer Success team
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Quadient
Quadient offers online training for all of its products (paid service). You can choose your pace and go through the material and then solve real challenges. At the end, you can choose to take a final assignment and get certification which is a really good thing to do. If you get stuck, the training team will answer any of your questions and give you guidance.
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Implementation Rating
Gainsight
I was not part of the implantation (I took over later). However, based on what was passed to me, the tool was not well implemented at our org. I think this had to do with complexity, wrong person assigned in our org, and org buy-in. I think it would have been very successful if we had a better assignment process internally.
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Quadient
As you consider your digital transformation, think of the people who may object. They have valid criticisms, valuable insights and information critical to your success. Quadient’s advice is to build a strong internal team and confront these questions early. When everyone understands the project from their perspective, the project has a better chance of success.
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Alternatives Considered
Gainsight
We went through an evaluation of ChurnZero, which did not have the ability to pull in usage from complex data sets or to visualize it natively. ChurnZero did not offer the ability to run surveys or NPS which would have required additional tooling and investment
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Quadient
The above drop down would not allow me to pick the similar products that I have used previously. Planet Pres : Good in its time. Now very slow compared with Quadient. Compart: As quick... If not slightly quicker than Quadient. This does not counteract how difficult this software is to use. It has no GUI interface and even advanced programmers struggle to use it. Both of these products are inferior to Quadient when it comes to implementing within a normal organisation.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Gainsight
No answers on this topic
Quadient
Not really. It's not cheap, but it's a great value for what you get. This is enterprise-level software and the cost reflects that. The pay-per-page aspect makes sense too. We get a lot of sheets included in our contract and we use them all. It's a good contract with pricing that makes sense.
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Scalability
Gainsight
No answers on this topic
Quadient
I am giving this rating because Quadient products are very reliable. Quadient products can be deployed across multiple departments and sites as needed. We can integrate Quadient products with other applications and tools in a very effective, efficient and flexible way. We can deploy Quadient products in Cloud as well.
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Professional Services
Gainsight
No answers on this topic
Quadient
The PSO team is very involved and knowledgeable. Some times there are availability issues due to the number of companies they are supporting but they do their best to deliver on time. PSO cost aren't cheap, but they deliver a big bang for the buck especially on critical projects or involving them in strategic approaches/decisions.
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Return on Investment
Gainsight
  • We increase account coverage by more than 20% through the tools within Gainsight CS to generate actions for our CSMs to prioritize accounts.
  • Now that we are using Success Plans, we are seeing 65-75% of customer outcomes realized within a 12-month period. This was something we weren't able to track before.
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Quadient
  • Since purchasing Inspire we have won many business opportunities as it enables us to create documents we couldn't do before, for example: Council Tax Bills.
  • It is a lot faster at processing than our previous software. We had one job we had to extract addresses from, it was 56,000 records from a 5.5million line text file. Our previous software took 26 hours to pull out the addresses, Quadient Inspire took 43 seconds!
  • We are able to automate processes through Inspire via CLI batch files, where a job would normally take 30 minutes to set up and process, a bit of time spent on the workflow and automation script means we can just double click a batch file for repeat jobs and the print file is created in seconds.
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ScreenShots

Gainsight CS Screenshots

Screenshot of Get notified when your sponsor moves with our social media tracker - Sponsor TrackingScreenshot of Get more face time with your customers with 60 second videos - GsnapScreenshot of Automate Calls-to-Action on customer risks, opportunities and lifecycle events, better prioritize tasks with AI-driven priority scoring and follow a step-by-step playbook to deliver a consistent, best-in-class customer experience.Screenshot of Our collection of best practice-based solutions can be deployed within your Gainsight instance to help you move quickly and realize value fasterScreenshot of Design dynamic, multi-step customer journeys that blend human and digital touchpoints to deliver personalized engagement at scale. Analyze data at every step and adjust to each customer's behavior to more effectively deliver the outcomes your customers desire.Screenshot of Organize your team’s activities around your customer's key objectives. Collaborate directly with customer stakeholders to realize their desired outcomes and demonstrate how your efforts translate to results.

Quadient Inspire Screenshots

Screenshot of Inspire Interactive can be used to create ad hoc communications with pre-approved blocks of content.Screenshot of Additional personalization can be added leveraging customer data and variable content with Inspire Interactive.